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- See L'viv.
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Yes, I realize that L'vov now L'viv has had different names was it not Lemburg too under German control? as different powers governed it.
Everyone has their own name for it if you're interested, look it up in recent LH post on city names - I'm sure there are at least half-a-dozen of them for L'vov
We have old friends from L'vov who live in CA now, the wife's name at birth was StalIna, remnant of the times of "universal love to Great Leader"
L'vov is such an old city, it had seen them all - Austrians, Russians, Germans, Poles, Ukranians...
If you don't like his SF, have you ever tried Highcastle: A Remembrance Wysoki zamek, the book about his childhood in L'vov btwn 2 wars?